The Best Market Research agencies in DC

Looking for a top market research company in Washington DC?

Before you proceed with developing and marketing a new product or service, you need to make sure there is a viable market for success. The right market research company can help you with this process.

To assist you in your search for a partner, we’ve compiled this list of the top market research agencies in Washington DC. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs.

List of the Best Washington DC Market Research agencies

  • 1

    Bixa

    Bixa, founded in 2012, is a research studio that specializes in market research and marketing strategy. The two-person team operates out of Alexandria, Va. and provides services such as interviews, observational research, and surveys. They work with large to mid-sized enterprises in IT, advertising and marketing, and business services among other industries.

    Notable Project

    Bixa led user interviews to assist with testing a prototype. They developed a discussion guide to prepare for the 10 interviews and turned their findings into thorough documentation, including a summary with actionable items and a spreadsheet with 60 observations. The research process yielded useful ways to further improve the prototype’s design.

    “The team was very attentive to details and always delivered what was promised on time. They made sure things never slipped through the cracks.” – Senior Experience Designer, UX Design Agency

    Former clients
    IBM
    PBS
    Ogilvy
    Influencer Mindset
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Alexandria, VA
    5.0
    5.0
    6 Clutch reviews
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    Emerging Strategy

    Emerging Strategy is a strategy consultant firm based in Arlington, Va. and founded in 2006. Their team of 23 employees specializes in market research, business consulting, and marketing strategy for primarily enterprise clients in the education, business services, and healthcare industries. 

    Notable Project

    Emerging Strategy performed market research for an educational company. They conducted primary market research, including stakeholder and customer interviews, and complied a secondary analysis report on the global education industry. The client reported that they delivered exceptional insights in less than a month.

    “Emerging Strategy’s data collection now allows us to make sense of the global education industry’s niches, leaders, business models, and technologies.” – Manager, Education Company
     

    Former clients
    Adtalem
    Federal-Mogul
    ADP
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Arlington, VA
    4.6
    4.6
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 3

    Brilliant Experience

    Brilliant Experience is a market research and marketing firm based in Bethesda, Md. Founded in 2011, their team of 30 serves clients with data analysis, data reporting, and market analysis services.

    Notable Project

    Brilliant Experience provided research services for an online company. They coordinated face to face interviews and in-person analysis sessions. The project was completed without any issues.

    “They went the extra mile to make sure we got what we needed.” – UX Researcher, Technology Company

    Former clients
    Google
    PayPal
    Bloomberg
    Capital One
    Cisco
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Bethesda, MD
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 4

    SENSIS

    Sensis is an integrated cross-cultural marketing agency with offices in Los Angeles Washington, D.C., Austin, and Atlanta. Founded in 1998, the team of 90+ offers advertising, research, digital experience, PR, social media, and branding. They develop research-based campaigns that drive measurable ROI their clients.

    Notable Project

    One of Sensis’ clients is an energy company that wanted to connect with its community with a bilingual PR campaign. Sensis organized community events, worked with local media, and designed and produced all the advertising material.

    “In many ways, I feel that we're their only client. I know that's kind of a cliché – the way that they have been able to sometimes just drop everything else, get what we needed done, and bring in any additional partners, if necessary. They've really done an outstanding job.” – Communications Manager, Energy Company

    Former clients
    City of Los Angeles
    Boston College
    US Department of Commerce
    Auto Club Speedway
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $250,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    4.9
    4.9
    5 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    2017 Gold Award: Healthcare Marketing Impact

  • 5

    Mekanic

    Mekanic is a branding and creative marketing agency based in Alexandria, Va. The agency, founded in 2015, has more than 30 employees that provide, among others, branding, digital strategy, and market research services to midmarket and small companies, institutions, and organizations.

    Notable Project

    A higher education association hired Mekanic to rebrand their organiztion, which includes creation of a new logo design, new messaging, and a new website in WordPress that integrated programs like Higher Logic and Salesforce. Because of the engagement, the association has grown by about 5% to 7% year over year and has seen an increase in involvement at events and in overall satisfaction with the association.

    "They’re really flexible and willing to work with us to meet our needs." - CEO, Higher Education Association

    Former clients
    Alexandria Chamber of Commerce
    American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
    Determined by Design
    Millennia
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Alexandria, VA
    4.8
    4.8
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 6

    Unstuck Labs

    Unstuck Labs is a creative technology company headquartered just outside of Washington, D.C., in Arlington, Va. The company was founded in 2017, and has a team of 10 employees. Their team mainly does UX/UI design, mobile app development, web design, and web development. 
     

    Notable Project

    Unstuck Labs did mobile app development for a tech startup. The client wanted help developing and marketing their mobile app that would help businesses improve their productivity. The company developed an Android and iOS app that includes GPS technology and a timer. The company also provided the client with business advice, and helped them network. 

    “The platform is very user-friendly and appealing to our clients. They also helped us tell our story in a more investor-friendly way, giving us the tools to be able to speak to potential investors and grab their attention.” — CEO, Tech Startup 
     

    Former clients
    Rooam
    Traxyl
    Reyets
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Arlington, VA
    5.0
    5.0
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 7

    Salaria Group

    Salaria Group is a business agency founded in 2018 in Washington, DC. Their team of over 50 provides market research, marketing strategy, and business consulting solutions to small businesses in the fields of business services and consumer products.

    Notable Project

    Salaria Group provided market research solutions for an energy management solutions company. The goal of the company was to grow sales. Salaria Group’s solutions did end up improving the sales of the company.

    “They are a young company and do sales development in a way I’ve never seen it done before.” - CEO, Energy Management Solutions Company

    Former clients
    RenewAge Energy Solutions
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 8

    Certus Insights

    Certus Insights is a market research firm based in Arlington Va. Founded in 2019, their team of 5 serves clients in the advertising and PR sectors. Services include branding and market research.

    Notable Project

    Certus Insights provided research services for a PR firm. The team was engaged and helped their client find out new things about their global audience.

    ‘It was immediately evident that they did a lot of homework before the project started.” – Principal, PR Firm

    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Arlington, VA
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 9

    Bold Branding Group

    Bold Branding Group is a multi-disciplined branding and communication agency based out of Washington, D.C. Since 2017, their team of about 5 employees has provided branding, social media marketing, packaging design, market research, and more mostly to small businesses in consumer products and service-based industries.

    Notable Project

    Bold Branding Group assisted a professional advocacy firm with branding and marketing strategies with the goal of expanding reach within the target audience. Their contributions helped the client reach its objectives successfully. Other noteworthy aspects of the collaboration include their seamless workflow and professionalism. 

    "We were able to successfully launch our first virtual seminar for the Federal government." – Vice President, Professional Advocacy Firm

    Former clients
    Harmony Nutrascience
    Root Origins
    DeVOE
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    4.5
    4.5
    2 Clutch reviews
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